Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day692 Saturday 07/21/12

ran 3.2 miles
There are some things about James Holmes' reign of terror that don't add up. I'm not suggesting anything one way or another and you can draw your own conclusions, but here is what I find curious:

How does a human being have the capacity to open fire on hundreds of innocent people packed into a virtual sardine can, then simply flip the switch and casually step back outside, lay down the weapons, and calmly surrender to police...and then warn those police that his apartment is filled with highly explosive booby-traps? If Holmes was in the mindset to kill, which he obviously was, wouldn't a massive explosion back at his apartment that was caused by someone simply opening his front door be the ultimate climax to his sick plan? But, he warned them---why?---and all of this behavior coming from a quiet guy with exceptional academic discipline and intelligence.

This is a quote from the NewYorkTimes from Billy Kromka, a pre-med student at the University of Colorado, Boulder, who worked with Holmes for three months last summer as a research assistant in a lab at the Anschutz Medical Campus: "It was just shocking, because there was no way I thought he could have the capacity to commit an atrocity like this." There are countless quotes like this from acquaintances all expressing the same utter disbelief. The severity of his crime just doesn't add up to the toll of misery necessary for a man to commit an action like this.

The booby-traps were described by the bomb squad as "sophisticated" and as "something they had never seen". Aside from the top-shelf ballistic gear he was wearing in the theater, one rifle, two handguns, a knife, a bullet proof vest, a ballistic helmet, a gas device, a gas mask, military SWAT clothing and unidentified explosives were also found in Holmes’ car---this guy was a college student with no job who was collecting unemployment checks. Estimates are at $20,000 for what it cost him to purchase all of the gear between his apartment, vehicle, and what he donned in the theater (much of his gear and explosives are not things you find readily available in your local Wal-Mart or even in specialized shops). And, where did he gain the knowledge to design an elaborate maze of booby-trapped explosives throughout his apartment that bomb squad veterans had never seen the sophistication or likes of? How did he pay for all of this stuff and how did he become such a bomb expert with no help from anyone?

Here's the clincher: In one week, Barack Obama is set to sign the UN global small arms treaty that could result in gun confiscation across America. Even though the NRA has 58 Senators who have pledged to vote against it, if Harry Reid does not bring it to the Senate floor for a vote, which he will not,  then America's second amendment is bound to the United Nations by Barack Obama's signature. The only way to reverse our president's decision to rip this section out of our Constitution is to vote him out and have Romney renounce the treaty, which he would, and/or get a Republican majority in the Senate so the issue can be brought to a vote.

The timing of all this is eerie. I'm not going to say it but you'd be naive not to question it.

2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C. and back + 78.4

Here is what happened one year ago on Day327.

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